Winter can wreak havoc on your HVAC system, and in a previous blog, we gave you tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for the winter. Preparing for the colder temperatures is one thing, but what do you do when a winter storm is headed your way? The last thing you want is for your heating system to break down in the middle of a snowstorm, and if something does happen, chances are you won’t want to trudge through the cold to fix it. In today’s blog, we will give you some tips on ways to prepare your heating system for a winter storm.

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Preparing for Winter

Before you’re hit by the full force of winter, it’s a good idea to have your heating system checked by a professional and given a proper tune-up. By doing so, you will reduce your risk of problems occurring during the coldest months of the year. However, if you know that a winter storm is headed your way, there are a few extra things you can do.

Generators

If heavy snowfall collects on the power lines, it could cause your power to go out. Depending on how bad the storm is, it could be hours or even days before the trucks can make it to your neighborhood to fix the power. By investing in a backup generator, you can have peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to break out the winter gear and piles of blankets to stay warm, even if the storm causes you to lose power.

Insulation

Proper insulation is key to keeping your home nice and toasty during the winter. Insulation will help regulate the temperature in your home, meaning your heating system won’t have to work as hard to keep your house warm. Important areas to insulate include the attic and any windows that may have a draft – typically older window units. You can have a professional assist you in properly insulating your home, or you can find ways to do it yourself!

Clear Ice and Snow From Your Unit

If your area has already experienced a lot of snow, be sure to clear any excess snow and ice away from your HVAC unit. HVAC systems are designed to keep snow from collecting on top of your system, however, if you start to see an accumulation of snow or ice on your system, it’s a good idea to wipe it away and call a professional once the storm has cleared.

Fix Problems as They Occur

After each storm, assess the condition of your heating system. If you experienced any issues, call a professional HVAC contractor right away and have the problem fixed before the next storm. The last thing you want is for your heating system to fail during a snowstorm, especially since it may be difficult for a professional to make the trip to your home.

If you live in the New York area and you need a winter tune-up or a heating system repair, then call our team of experts. We have the experience and knowledge to help you with all of your HVAC system needs. Ensure your warmth all winter long with help from our HVAC company. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!